Merrimack News

Herbs are the word

AMHERST – Dandelions are so easy to despise, as their yellow flowers give way to coarse, flat leaves that mar our carefully cultivated lawns and a tap root that seems to go all the way to China. Norma Weinberg wants gardeners to embrace their dandelions – or at least tolerate them. In a ...

Rotary club welcomes sponsor for July 4th Family Fun Day

MERRIMACK – The Merrimack Rotary Club welcomes Merrimack Immediate Care as a Founders Level Partner for the July Fourth Family Fun Day and Pancake Breakfast sponsor. “Merrimack Rotary is proud to have Immediate Care as a lead sponsor,” said Troy Aarthun, president of the Rotary Club of ...

Annual Taste of Milford set for May 19

MILFORD – Last year, the Taste of Milford sold out, with 750 people showing up to sample food and drink from more than 25 local chefs, bakers, caterers, candymakers and baristas. That’s why organizer Wendy Hunt advises people to buy their tickets early for the Friday, May 19, event. From ...

Recovery group to host screening of ‘If Only’ in Merrimack

A Community Comes Together Grassroots Organization Hosts an Evening for Parents and Community Members to Address Addiction and the Opioid Crisis Monday, June 12, 2017 7 p.m. Merrimack Valley Baptist Church 517 Boston Post Road, Merrimack MERRIMACK – The grassroots organization Recovery: A ...

NH libraries have literacy experts to help kids embrace reading

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of articles that will be released monthly throughout 2017 as part of the celebration of the New Hampshire State Library’s 300th anniversary. The State Library was founded in Jan. 25, 1717, and was the first state library in America. Classrooms ...

Merrimack Legion tryouts

Merrimack Legion Post 98 will sponsor tryouts for its Junior and Senior baseballs programs on Saturday, May 20, at 3 p.m. and Saturday, June 3 at 3 p.m. on the Merrimack High School Varsity field. Junior legion player ages are 17U and Senior legion players are 19U. Each team will play 18-20 ...

Baseball earns 1-0 win over Panthers

Baseball Merrimack 1, Nashua South 0 The Tomahawks won it Monday with a Cody Pfiefer walk-off single for his first varsity hit. Justin Grassini went eight scoreless innings, striking out eight, and giving up two hits, while Jake Mainey got the win in relief. South pitcher Devin Gates brought a ...

Bradford helps drop hometown team as Cards top Hawks

MERRIMACK – Bishop Guertin came out firing and didn’t stop. Olivia Koutsos scored 27 seconds into the Cardinals’ game at Merrimack, she found Kate Bradford for two more quick goals and the Cardinals started an offensive barrage that culminated in a 14-4 girls lacrosse victory over ...

Home Health & Hospice Care named Business of the Year

MERRIMACK – Business NH Magazine has announced today its prestigious Business of the Year award winners, which are featured in the May issue. Home Health & Hospice Care is proud to be chosen as Business of the Year 2017 for their outstanding civic contributions and exceptional performance ...

MHS Q3 2016-17 Honor Roll

Merrimack High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Wesley Bolling, Kira Brancheau, Anya Carver, Kaitlyn Cota, Natalie Desilets, Conor Duston, Nadia Hackney, Alex Jobin, Gabrielle Johnson, Mikayla LaCreta, Dillon Landry, Max ...

Michael and Lynda Gianopoulos celebrate 50th

Michael and Lynda Gianopoulos of Merrimack, NH are celebrating their 50th wedding Anniversary with family and friends at their home. They were married May 21, 1967. Mr & Mrs Gianopoulos have lived in Merrimack since 1978. Mike and Lynda’s family and friends are very proud of them, ...

Fur a good cause

AMHERST – Sherry and Rick Tobin call themselves crazy cat people, but their six cats are their children and they love them, and all other cats, for that matter. That’s why, for 23 years, the couple has been hosting a fundraiser for Kitty Angels, a non-profit, all-volunteer cat rescue ...

Keep wildlife wild: Leave young animals alone

CONCORD – With the arrival of spring, many species of wildlife are giving birth to their young. Finding young wildlife can be exciting, but in most cases, even if it appears abandoned, the mother is not far off. If you encounter young wildlife – even young animals that appear to need help ...

Merrimack author launches third ‘Deep Fried’ mystery

Local author Linda Reilly will launch the third book in her Deep Fried mystery series from 3-5 p.m., at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford on Saturday, May 20. “A Frying Shame” features protagonist Talia Marby, a commercial broker turned fry cook, in this sequel to “Fillet of Murder” ...

Meals on Wheels receives $25,000 grant

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS) Meals on Wheels recently received a $2,500 grant from the Dorothy Gould Cook Memorial Fund through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This grant supports the Meals on Wheels Program which provides hot, nutritious meals and vital safety ...

Franklin Savings Bank breaks ground on Merrimack location

FRANKLIN – Franklin Savings Bank recently broke ground on a new location in Merrimack. This will be the bank’s eighth full-service location. The new office, at 1 Dobson Way, will be on a half-acre parcel adjacent to the Merrimack Village Shopping Center. The new 2,161-square-foot office ...

Home Health & Hospice Care named Business of the Year

MERRIMACK — Business NH Magazine announced Home Health & Hospice Care was chosen as Business of the Year for its civic contributions and exceptional performance in the health care sector. All businesses must be nominated by a chamber of commerce executive. A “Panel of Excellence,” ...

Start from Seed

HOLLIS – There’s nothing like gardening to make you feel one with the Earth. You plant a tiny seed, and it grows into an herb or a vegetable you can feed your family. But buying baby plants in plastic pots disturbs that all-natural feeling a bit. How about biodegradable pots you don’t ...

Visible blue light can be harmful to the eyes

Visible light is much more complex than you might think. Stepping outdoors into sunlight; flipping on a wall switch indoors; turning on your computer, phone or other digital device – all of these things result in your eyes being exposed to a variety of visible (and sometimes invisible) light ...

Merrimack students are repeat champs at FinLit300 meet

CONCORD – A team of Merrimack High School seniors beat out nearly 60 teams from New Hampshire high schools to become back to back NH FinLit300 state champions at the Grappone Conference Center on April 11. Each member of the Merrimack squad, including Rachel Easley, Tiffany Knowles, Katie ...